San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge William Orrick yesterday issued an injunction forbidding the federal government from withholding federal money from ‘sanctuary cities’. Sanctuary cities refuse to give information or assist federal law enforcement in any way from carrying out the nation’s immigration laws, even in cases where federal officials are trying to arrest those who have previously been convicted of felonies and deported numerous times.
It goes without saying that these cities are defying federal law…you know those pesky things that everyone elects members of Congress to debate and pass if a majority agrees. But these elitist cities think they know better and so they simply say that will defy the law. And now we have a federal judge that says not only can they defy federal law but the federal government can’t stop giving them money just because they do.
Can someone please explain to Thinking Man in what alternate universe that logically makes sense?
News of the Weird (but totally great):
Muslim terrorists killed by a wild boars
Acording to the chief of a local tribe, three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars.
Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe told The Times of London the militants were hiding on the edge of a field about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk waiting to ambush Iraqi soldiers, when the boars trampled them Sunday. Five other militants were injured, al-Assi said.
As strict Muslims I bet they never thought they would be done in by too much pork.
The Huffington Post, the liberal magazine which has wide circulation in those political circles, last week published an article from a South African blogger entitled “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?” In the article, Shelly Garland argues that white men should not be allowed to vote and only then could the ills in society be changed and justice prevail. At first, Thinking Man thought it must be some joke to catch headlines but reading further the author doesn’t shrink from the scandalous headlines. Continue reading “Hypocrisy in Media–But Does Anyone Doubt That Anymore?”
Related to the post above, here is a link to a recent editorial in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel talking about the double standard that we find in a growing number of areas of society.
So was the recent retaliatory US missile strike on a Syrian airbase launched before there was evidence that it actually was the Syrian government that was the one that actually used chemical weapons?
Syria and their allies Iran and Russia say so. On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavros joined Iran and Syria in calling for an independent investigation and those opposed to the call “don’t have a clear conscience,” Lavrov said.
Of course last week, Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Wednesday that demanded the Syrian government cooperate with an independent inquiry into the suspected sarin-gas attack that killed dozens of people.
One can hardly miss the news reports over recent months of speakers on college campuses being shut down by protests, in several cases violent protests. At the University of California-Berkeley, a professor who disagreed with the speaker but who felt the speaker should be allowed to speak was bloodied in the process. Just this year, there are several institutions of higher learning that cancelled controversial speakers because of protests who desired to shut down any opposing speech. Many, such as Berkeley, once promoted freedom of speech for even the most radical of ideas.
The latest in the string of anti-free speech attacks came from Wellesley College. The editors of the campus paper, the Wellesley News last week did not attempt to be so subtle in their attack on free speech and summed up the attack on the First Amendment sweeping America’s campuses. Continue reading “In Favor of Free Speech? At Wellesley College, You Could Get Hurt for That”
The craziness at America’s higher education institutions continues to amaze….
A student group at Duquesne University fears that a Chick-fil-A will endanger their ‘safe spaces’ and is asking the University to ban them from campus. The fear of the chicken sandwich is apparently real.
After reports that former UN Ambassador and National Security chief Susan Rice submitted a number of special requests to go around procedures to keep secret the names of US citizens that intelligence agencies had inadvertently spied upon (see my earlier blog post from Tuesday, April 11), the House Intelligence Committee is formally looking into the matter and questioning if Rice used her government position for political purposes since most of the names she requested were Trump campaign officials.
And finally, President Trump yesterday signed a bill that would allow states to spend federal grants the way that they wish, and overturned an Obama-era mandate that they not be able to restrict those government funds from going to Planned Parenthood. The measure does not change funding but lifts the restrictions the federal government had previously placed on the states.
So can we finally just put it down as a ‘given’ that Susan Rice, UN Ambassador and National Security chief under President Obama is a political hack that would have said anything to promote a political agenda, with truth and integrity being only a minor inconvenience. Continue reading “Susan Rice’s Legacy”
MSNBC far left commentator Laurence O’Donnell has had an interesting past week. According to some reports, he was in New Mexico in search of aliens at Area 51 and stopped for lunch in a local diner, a place where the locals know more than they share with outsiders.
O’Donnell sat pondering the recent US missile strike against Syria, after video and medical evidence emerged last week of a chemical weapons attacks in the ongoing civil war. As he did, who would just happen to walk in but JFK and Elvis. And who better to talk to about the issue than a former President so O’Donnell invited them over. In the middle of the peanut butter and ‘nanner sandwiches, O’Donnell broached the topic and asked what they thought. After some hesitation and a couple of looks between the two old friends, The King nodded and JFK spoke. He said that he knew the real story and shared it with O’Donnell. Continue reading “JFK and Elvis walked into a diner…”
The civil war in Syria has been going on for six years. The fighting between Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad and rebel forces has been brutal, with horrific images coming out of places such as Aleppo and towns that no one has ever heard of where Assad has used chemical weapons on his own population.
President Obama said using chemical weapons would be a ‘red line’ that Assad should not cross. In a Sept. 2013 speech said “What kind of world will we live in if the United States of America sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas and we choose to look the other way?”
Unfortunately, those were just words. When chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian regime had been confirmed, against the advice of his Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense, President Obama took no action. Continue reading “Syria Uses Chemical Weapons and Gets A Reaction”